What are Chronic Migraines?

According to the International Headache Society, chronic migraines are defined as more than 15 headache days per month over a three-month period of which more than 8 are migraines, in the absence of medication over use.  Which to me means, if you get migraines more than 8 times in 3 months, then yes, you have chronic migraines.

I don’t believe I ever thought I did not have chronic migraines but I also thought I never thought I did. I didn’t realize how bad my migraines were until two weeks ago, I had 8-9 migraines in 7 days.  Woah baby! What a week that was! I could barely function at work.

It’s Not Just a Headache

Unfortunately I have been suffering from migraines for about 15 years and in the last year they’ve gotten worse. I feel compelled to share my experiences with chronic migraines.  In the past couple of weeks, I’ve researched online and realized that I’m not alone when dealing with migraines.  I have never met anyone outside of my family who suffers from migraines like I do. So I want to use blogging as a way to connect to people who may suffer or know people who do.